More immediately, substantial and attractive extensions have been made to the village primary school. Youngsters will surely continue to relish their studies at the school. In addition, when not in school, they could find additional exercise at the Play Area in Winnowing End.
Seemingly bitten out of the western end of Sandford Hill is a disused quarry and nearby are disused limekilns. The area was served by a series of railway tracks that, in joining the quarry to the main railway line, passed across the main road between Sandford and Winscombe. Part of Sandford Hill is described as The Award Land and more details of this can be found elsewhere on this site.
To the east end of the hill is The Action Centre. There, activities include the use of a dry ski slope of over 150 yards in length that winds down through the wooded hillside. the hill has some delightful walking but do beware of the quarry! While walking you could see the remnants of former mining operations, though this is not unusual as several areas in and around the parish show results of mining. The associated spoil heaps are called "gruffy" ground by locals. Look out for these areas: they have a peculiar, pock-marked appearance. The ores extracted can be used for various purposes, including the production of metals such as iron, lead and zinc.
For more walking you should look on the map for Nye Road. If you travel on well down this road and over a bridge you will see on the right, a permissive path that joins Nye Road to Cheddar Valley Railway Walk. Further on along Nye Road and on to the right is Nye Farm, a moated farm. The Countryside here has many attractions. Watch out for buzzards! The views stretch in all directions: Wavering Down can just be seen when looking south through the gap between Banwell Hill and Sandford Hill.
To share in the Jubilee celebrations, Sandford villagers raised money for the production and installation of several stone, village signs. They will be in position for very any years.